Rising from the Western Ghats range of Karnataka, Cauvery (also Kaveri) is one of the sacred rivers in India. It is of particular importance to South India, where the Cauvery River flows before merging into the Bay of Bengal. The Cauvery River covers a distance of about 765 km and flows through the state of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. On its journey to the Bay of Bengal, the Cauvery River is joined by its tributaries, which include Shimsa, Hemavathi, Honnuhole, Arkavathi, Kapila, Lakshmana Theertha, Kabini, Lokapavani, Bhavani, Noyil and Amaravathy.

Places to Visit on the banks of Cauvery River                    

Talacauvery: The source of the Cauvery River is located in the Brahmagiri hill in Kodagu (Coorg) district of Karnataka. The Cauvery that starts here as a trickle takes a form of large river as it flows through various towns of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. It is about 47 km from Madikeri and is an important religious place. The Ishwara and Ganapati Temple at Talacauvery receive a steady flow of tourists throughout the year.

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Impacts of Industrial waste disposal in Cauvery River, Erode Region: A rising alarm among the occupants
Towards Water Wisdom: Limits, Justice, Harmony
The Politics of Water Resource Development in India: The Case of Narmada

Srirangapatnam: It is an important place of tourist interest and an important destination on the course of the Cauvery. It is the biggest of the three islands in the river Cauvery. The island is 5 km long and 2 km wide. It derives its name from the deity of the temple located on its western side

Bheemeshwari: An excellent place for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts, Bheemeshwari is a quiet spot located between the Shivasamudra falls and Mekedatu falls, on the Cauvery River in the Mandya district of Karnataka. Bheemeshwari is located in the periphery of the Nagarhole National Park and is great place to enjoy the variety of wildlife animals. The presence of the Cauvery has made Bheemeshwari a major fishing hub. 

Hogenakkal: After meandering its way through major parts of Karnataka, the river enters Tamil Nadu. Hogenakkal is an important place on the course of the river. It is primarily famous for the Hogenakkal Falls. The area looks lush green and there are a number of waterfalls that you may come across. The roar of the Cauvery as it makes way through the rocky banks is a constant presence in most places in Hogenakkal. The river, here meanders through a wooded valley, turning and twisting around rocks, and little islands with towering trees.

Tiruchirapalli (Trichy) : Tiruchirapalli is famous for its beautiful temple architecture. Shirangam is a famous Vaishnavite temple that is one of the most popular of temples in India. Thiruanaikka is a famous Shivaite temple that is considered one of the five main abodes of Lord Shiva. But the most important construction in Trichy is the oldest man made dam named Kallanai that was built by Karaikala Chola across the river Cauvery. Apart from that, the Rock Fort Temple and Pallavas temples are other attractions in Tiruchirapalli.

Thanjavur: Thanjavur, famous for the Brihadeeswara Temple is another important town on the banks of the Cauvery. The Vijayanagara Fort, which contains a palace that was expanded by the Maratha raja Sarfoji with an armoury, a Bell Tower and the Saraswathi Mahal Library, which contains over 30,000 Indian and European manuscripts written on palm leaf and paper is another major attraction in Thanjavur. Hall of Music, Art Gallery Schwartz Church is other important landmarks in Thanjavur.

cauvery river map

Cauvery River Map

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Reaching the origin of Cauvery River

Railway: Mysore railway station is the nearest to reach Cauvery river. It is about 146 km distance form the railway station.
Airport: Cauvery River is 260km away from Bangalore Airport, and 135km from Mangalore Airport.
Road: The Mysore – Mangalore highway (NH48) passes through Kodagu. The district headquarters Madikeri (Mercara), is 260 km from Bangalore and 120 km from Mysore. The distance from Mangalore is 136 km and from Cannanore and Tellicherry, it is about 115 km. There are regular buses plying from these places to Madikeri.

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Have a great time visiting Cauvery River.